Adventure, Romance, Suspense
The relationship between Jamie and Clare is amazing and HOT!
Davina Porter brings the characters to life through some of the best narration I have listened to.
This book is one of my all time favourites! I could listen to it over and over again! A must read if you love historical romance and adventure!
All I need in life is my family and an inexhaustable supply of books.
I love books, as do you, if you are reading this review. I read (and always have) everything I can get my hands on. Now that I have problems with my eyes, I listen to books. I don't know why I did not come across this book until about 3 years ago, but am so thankful I found it.
I have listened to all of the books in the "Outlander" series and the Lord John books, as well. Ms Galbaldon is an exceptional writer! The attention and detail she gives to every aspect of her story is incredible. Her historical research is renown. (I know this because I became interested in Ms. Galbaldon after reading her books, and have read everything I could find about her.) I have learned so much about Scotland that I otherwise would never have known. (We weren't taught a lot of Scottish history in school!) I feel I am actually present with her characters because of the vividness of her writing. I can "see" Jamie, I can "smell" Claire's herbs, I can almost "taste" the wood buning in the fireplaces.
I am trying to explain how I feel while reading these books; however, I am no Diana Galbaldon. Let me just say, I have enjoyed, more than I can say, every minute I have spent listening to this series.
If you like historical novels, you will love this one.
Long, as are all the books in the series. Some repeated parts therefore 3 stars for the story - but actually the story is very good - it just seems a little slow with the repeated parts. They are brought up again and again in each of the following books too. Still worth listening to - especially with the fantastic narrator.
When I first read Outlander in the early 90's - at 30 years old I was hooked. I've read each one over and over, and have fallen in love with Jamie and Claire's love story. My only complaint is that the books are spaced about four years apart, at this rate, I will get to the end of their love story when I'm in my 90's!
This book was not my style of book let me just say first of all. If you really like explicit romance novels, you'll probably like this book. I just found the whole thing too long, boring and a bit predictable. It wasn't a terrible story, just not very interesting to me. I will not be reading any more books in this series.
This entire series is amazing, I love it so much my husband and I are planing a trip to scotland for our 10 year anniversary. The voices in the story are amazing it really helps you to drift away into the story, ive read some of this series in paperback and its sooo not the same...
I LOVED this book, everything about it. And the series just keeps getting better.....a word of caution. Don't expect to want to stop listening! The 40+ hours was daunting to me, then I found myself driving the long way home to and from work and appointments to listen longer!
Well worth the read! Err........listen! :D
I'm on a jag reading both fiction and non-fiction about WWII and the decades before and after. So, it was just dumb luck that I selected Outlander for a listen. It's a wealth of history, romance, and time travel all in one. Davina Porter's performance brings depth and nuance to an already fabulous book.
Thanks, Diana Gabaldon...now I have to read the entire series. Can't wait!